A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Port-of-Spain vs. Saint John's for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Port-of-Spain or Saint John's?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Port-of-Spain and Saint John's can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Port-of-Spain

Located on the northwest coast of Trinidad island, Port of Spain is the capital of the Caribbean island nation Trinidad & Tobago. It is a hub of activity, especially during the celebration of Carnival for which the island nation is famous.

Saint John's

If you've been to St. John's, Antigua, you were likely on a cruise - which means you likely did not have enough time to truly experience the magic of this tiny island getaway.

St. Johns is the capital of the tiny islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Located on Antigua, this tropical city lives up to its status as a tropical paradise. With 365 beaches on the island, you can enjoy the luxury of lounging in the sand every day of the year.

Which city is cheaper, Saint John's or Port-of-Spain?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Port-of-Spain is $139, while the average daily cost in Saint John's is $178. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Port-of-Spain and Saint John's in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Port-of-Spain is $128. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $96. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Saint John's the cost is $192 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Port-of-Spain $64
    Saint John's $96
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Port-of-Spain $128
    Saint John's $192

Food

The price of a meal in Port-of-Spain can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $43 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $17 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

In Saint John's travelers spend around $54 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Port-of-Spain $43
    Saint John's $54

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $39 per day to get around in Port-of-Spain.

The average price of local transportation around Saint John's is $14 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Port-of-Spain $39
    Saint John's $14

Typical Local Transportation prices in Saint John's

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Saint John's:


  • Local Bus
    $1.52
  • Taxi From Airport
    $6.99

Is it cheaper to fly into Port-of-Spain or Saint John's?

Prices for flights to both Saint John's and Port-of-Spain change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $47 per person, per day in Port-of-Spain. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Saint John's's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $82 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Port-of-Spain $47
    Saint John's $82

Typical Entertainment prices in Saint John's

Here are a few typical costs in Saint John's for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Entrance to the Museum of Antigua & Barbu
    $3.00

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Port-of-Spain may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $18 per day on alcoholic beverages.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Saint John's may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $14 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Port-of-Spain $18
    Saint John's $14


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Port-of-Spain and Saint John's, we can see that Saint John's is more expensive. And not only is Port-of-Spain much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Port-of-Spain would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Port-of-Spain and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Saint John's would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Saint John's than you might in Port-of-Spain.

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